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A flock of 30+ White Wagtail are filling up on flys as they travel north on their way to breeding grounds.
To me there so totaly different to the Pied wagtail.
Here is 2 shots each of male and female Whiteys
With a soft sand surface to burrow and fresh grazing on a large streatch of sanddunes covering Quilty - Lough Donell these cute introduced bunnys will shorely multiply into an infestation, Watch this space!....but maybe we will see more Stoats?
Theres a special few corners around a lough just over hill from my house, ive always visited here for Warblers and Cuckkoo every year for about 7 years.
This now happens to be my route to my new job,..i will be late a few times i dare say.
Seven Grasshopper warblers this morning...
With not many birds of interest at Coonagh settlement ponds , my attention was taken to the Greylag that were circling the ponds with a honk. The only other interest was a strange Chiffchaff call, but i couldnt see the bird......
One thing about Clahane is the diversity of wildlife available, Great northern divers in the sea, Purple Sandpipers and other waders on the reefs , Reed buntings on the shore. tomorrow maybe different, yesterday was.
Its nice to sit and watch whats going on around the garden in spring, my garden is hopping with Finches ,Tits ,Sparrows and others. Some are nesting in the boxes provided , some flit in for a feed and a bath
Just happen to be in town with the family , so the chance of showing the kids a Kingfisher was on top of my list. The sun came out, The bird arrived after the fisherman boys spun off up river giving us a nice sighting and better pics for me.